History and aspirations is the Mexican Pavilion theme, developped as an exciting panorama of yesterday, today and tomorrow. The pavilion is on Ile Notre-Dame near Expo-Express, metro and minirail stations.
Within the striking building based on traditional architectural forms, a huge mural represents The Mexican Man before the World.
A major exhibit presents Mexico's history, nature, progress and aspirations. There is a remarkable exhibit of pre-Colombian art, together with collections of the profane and religious art of New Spain from de 16th. century. A large gold-leaf baroque altar is flanked by gigantic monoliths from ancient civilizations.
The visitor can enjoy the works of famous contemporary painters such as Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Riviera, David Alfaro Siquieiros and Rufino Tamayo, as well as those of other artists of rising reputation. Then in the Acapulco bar, or the Fonda-Santa Anita he can enjoy Mexican dishes to the captiviting rhythms of the Mariachis.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )